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[December 12 | 0 Comments | 3976 views]

Dear Fellow Rotarians & friends,

It’s that time of year again and the planning for our flagship event is underway! Our meeting this week will be dedicated to our 2019 RWR program.

Attention all runners: The Run with Rotary on Earth Day will be held on May 5th, 2019.

Run with Rotary on Earth Day will take its place as one of the big three community events in Montgomery Township. This will be the second year that we are joining forces with the Montgomery Environmental Commission and the Montgomery School District. 

From our web-site: Our flagship project since 2006, Run with Rotary is an annual 5k Run and 1-mile Ramble. Runners and walkers of all ages and levels are welcome to participate in the April event. The event builds community, offers an opportunity for healthy outdoor exercise and has raised funds for Rotary's charitable giving projects. This is a major local event, held at Skillman Park, with close to 1,000 runner/walkers participating each year! And, in 2018, our Club partnered with the Montgomery Environmental Commission to have their Earth Day Fair follow the Run event. Run with Rotary is a fun community event for the whole family to enjoy. 

A little history: The Run with Rotary is the principal fundraising event for the Montgomery-Rocky Hill Rotary Club and its charitable foundation. Formerly known as the “Run with Aimee,” this wonderful race was first held in 1997. After ten successful years, the founding family decided to end its participation in the race. The club, at the urging of the Montgomery Township Recreation Department, volunteered to continue this important community activity. The Montgomery-Rocky Hill Rotary Club supports many local, regional and international service projects and organizations.

From an article in My Central Jersey, April 2018 (after our last event): "After almost 1,000 runners tried out the park's roads and paths, another great multitude took advantage of the glorious weather to recycle electronics and other difficult to recycle items, make contributions to local charities from their closets, basements and garages, sample delicious food from some area food trucks, and enjoy great music provided by local students."

Last year was our most successful event to date. With everyone’s help, we’re looking forward to making this year’s event even better!

Yours in Rotary,
Tony Parziale